(n) A derogatory term for being bailed out of a tough situation that you otherwise would have no hope in overcoming on your own.
"Did you see how 'America West' got out of a speeding ticket because his dad is a cop?"
America West operated in bankruptcy from 1991 to 1994. As part of its restructuring, the employee stock became worthless. America West is now part of US Airways and has at least 7 codeshare agreements with other airlines to stay in business.